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    Aviation and MDMS: Empowering Passengers in Multimodal Travel

Aviation and MDMS: Empowering Passengers in Multimodal Travel

By |August 3rd, 2023|

In her insightful opinion piece, EPF’s Senior Researcher, Delphine Grandsart, delves into the passengers’ perspective on the critical role of Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) in revolutionising the way we plan and execute our journeys. The opinion piece reflects on the discussions of the 11th Florence Intermodal Forum.

The article, originally featured in the European Transport Regulation Observer “Aviation and […]

EPF welcomes the interpretative guidelines on public services contracts issued by the Commission

By |July 28th, 2023|

On June 26, 2023, the European Commission issued a Notice on “Interpretative guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) N° 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by road and rail”. To EPF, which supported this document from the beginning, this is good news for passengers, as it is extending the scope of public transport contracting to other activities than purely local services. […]

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    Conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident

Conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident

By |July 11th, 2023|

Last week on July 6th EPF was present at the European Parliament at the Conference “Lessons Learned in Rail Safety in the EU”, organized by MEP Ana Miranda (Greens, Spain).

The conference aimed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident in Galicia (2013), which was one of the most tragic train accidents in recent decades in which […]

EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with ERA

By |July 7th, 2023|

On Thursday 06 July, EPF and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at establishing a basis for collaboration.

The agreement was signed by Josef Schneider, Chair of EPF’s Management Board, and Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of ERA. The signing ceremony was held in Brussels and was also attended by EPF’s Willy Smeulders, Katie […]

EPF Barcelona Conference 2023: Connecting Europe through Public Transport

By |June 19th, 2023|

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona set the stage for the highly anticipated EPF Conference held on 2nd and 3rd June 2023. This annual event brought together prominent figures from European passenger organizations, public transport operators, politicians, and officials from regional, national, and EU levels. With over 60 participants coming from 15 European countries, the conference provided a vibrant platform […]

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    Open letter to Timmermans – Passengers need an easy way to book travel across operators and modes

Open letter to Timmermans – Passengers need an easy way to book travel across operators and modes

By |June 8th, 2023|

Today, planning, booking and executing journeys that involve more than one transport operator and/or transport mode is risky, difficult and time-consuming. Even though a multimodal offer might be the best option, passengers may not consider it due to a lack of awareness and the absence of a one-stop-shop, covering all modes (including first and last mile).

Here’s why Multimodal Digital […]

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    Welcoming Focus: A New Member to the European Passengers’ Federation

Welcoming Focus: A New Member to the European Passengers’ Federation

By |May 25th, 2023|

EPF is thrilled to announce the addition of a new member organisation: Focus. During the EPF’s recent General assembly in Düsseldorf on April 22. 2023, Focus was warmly welcomed as the first member from Slovenia. With their strong commitment to sustainable development, Focus brings a valuable environmental perspective to the EPF community.

Focus is an independent, non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit […]

London Travelwatch publishes study on digital exclusion

By |April 27th, 2023|

Digitalisation has quickly become integrated into how we perform daily tasks: from planning a journey to buying a ticket for transport. While such technologies aim to benefit transport users, the truth is that new barriers arise for people who cannot access or use these technologies.

As such, EPF member London TravelWatch sought to investigate who is digitally excluded and disadvantaged […]

EPF welcomes a new board member

By |April 27th, 2023|

EPF’s Annual General Meeting on 22 April brought new changes to the Management Board. Jorge Morera will fill the position previously held by Emil Frodlund, who represented EPF’s Swedish member Resenärerna.

We would like to thank Emil for his contributions to the EPF management board and for his dedication to defending passengers’ interests. Though Emil is no longer part of […]

EPF’s annual report published

By |April 22nd, 2023|

At its Annual General Meeting in Düsseldorf on 22.04.23, EPF adopted its 2022 annual report. The full report is available here and gives an overview of another year full of activities – centered around three core fields of action:

POLICY WORK: EPF acts as a unique platform for representing passengers’ interests in policy formulation at EU level, working constructively together […]